m CECILIA OKAGU EBIE, took place at the Church Hall of St.
Margaret Clitherow’s Catholic Church, in the
leafy North London Suburb of Colindale, in the Borough of Brent.
It was organized by the Reverend Veronica Okpebo
ONWUDINJO, who said her mother had died peacefully at Agbor on August 13, 2012,
at the age of 87 years.
Reverend Onwudinjo said her mother converted to
the Christian Religion some 15 years ago when her friend, a certain Mrs.
Igbele, died And was given a solemn Christian burial. She added that her
mother, who hailed from Idumu-Ugbo, in Ogbe Mmudei, Agbor, in the Ika South
Local Government Area of Delta State, worshipped at the Mount Zion Restoration Ministry in Ogbe Mmudei, Agbor.
According to Reverend Veronica, her mother was
first married tom her father, the late Chief
Abgonye, the OZOMOH of Alizomoh, who died when she was very young. Her
mother then re-married. Her second marriage was to Mr. Ebie of Ogbe Mmudei with
whom she had four other children, Mr. James Aghanti, her only son, Mrs.
Elizabeth Obasuyi, Mrs. Patience Imudia and Mrs. Ngozi Ayuweh.
When her husband Ebie died, she practically
raised up her children single handedly.
The Late Madam Ebie, is survived by these five
children, 23 Grandchildren and 29 Great grand children.
Reverend Veronica Onwudinjo, it would be recalled, is a Singer, a Choreographer, a
Business woman and “a Woman of God”, who
founded the Mount Zion Restoration
Ministry in Ogbe Mmudei, Agbor, about 24 years ago. She is a high profile
member of the Agbor Daughters
Association, as well as the Ika Union of Great Britain and Ireland, also in London.
member of the Mount Zion Restoration Ministry in London, she was ordained a Reverend by Apostle OJIWE, four years ago in Agbor.
At the Wakekeeping Ceremony, members of the Agbor Daughters
Association, dressed in immaculate white dresses with wine coloured head
scarves, and bedecked with coral beads, sang the most soul moving Agbor dirges as they girated
with appropriate dance movements
to celebrate the ebbing of the life of the mother of one of their members.
According to Reverend Onwudinjo, the
Announcement of the dates of the Final Funeral Obsequies in honour of her
mother, would be made by the family in
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